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tell the house about the conversations she had about the bskyb bid with mr. murdoch and rebecca brooks? >> all the details of the meetings and explain all of the conversations were appropriate and she could ask the members of her party to be equally transparent. >> does the prime minister join me in hoping that this is the end of the ever increasing rise of misconduct by police officers across the country? >> the police have to have an operation, have to have a relationship with the media, both at the top level to communicate with the police's right to do strategically, and at the operational level to help them with crime. we have to try to make sure they do not have an inappropriate relationship. >> prime minister, have you ever mentioned the word "bskyb" in the presence of rebecca brooks? >> does not raise serious questions about how the previous limit operated that members opposite thought that it a prepared for the prime minister to be brief on police matters? and the e-mails that were released, didn't show how professional his chief of staff is? >> i thank my hon. friend for putti
statement to stop the sun from coming out with an exclusive story. rebecca brooks, the editor of "the sun," got hairy. there was no justification for a statement. this is the not the way things were being done. she was frightened gordon brown was going to stop exclusive. in the end, "the sun" managed to get the story out by being interviewed on the sky news. jordan -- gordon brown issued a positive statements. >> thank you. george it used to be the press secretary. you're a good friend of court in brown. how significant is this about his son? >> i did not know about it until i saw today. i would not want that kind of thing about my children slept all over the papers. i would be upset if it came out. it is another tragic story in this side of it is not over. >> and yet, he still went to her wedding. >> another weird thing about politics. you're on that treadmill . he has a lot of people behind him. i think he probably did not want to go but felt he had to. he would have to ask him why he went. >> this relationship between politicians and this media empire is being increasingly exposed. >>
here at brookings this morning.s and to our legacies and not in to a session entitled, a status report on congressional thing. now, you may have noticed on the screen redistricting di, wondering why that they are.rin we understand some see how arkham held to tweet wherever you were. and if you do, we want you to know that hashtag. tatw y is actually said that, norm, but there it is. >> it was written down for you. [laughter] >> eye in i am the well-known tweeter. six months ago, we had a session here almost to the day, that was a preview of the redistricting session. today we are going to take stock of how that process is unfolding and with what consequences we can detect at least now. why do people pay so much attention to redistricting? a good question. first of all, it is a fascinating game. political junkies simply can't resist. we can start talking about it the midterm election before and continue on for years after as we try to discern the consequences of it. but more importantly there are gentlemanly high stakes involved in redistricting. certainly, it is relevant to play contr
responsibility. >> you said that the question of repressed the brooks -- rebecca brooks'future is a matter for conscience. how was your conscience? >> i have accepted the areas where we could do better. my conscience is clear in that i have respect -- expressed regrets for that. if you cannot be allowed to express regrets and make money -- some states, it will be a sad state of affairs. >> was a mistake to talk about the victim's commit given into except you did not carry out the review? >> it gave back to the little of buys and what we could approve. it is a doll semantic point. >> do you think it was right to be so clear and categorical when actually you could not possibly have known because you have not reviewed all of the evidence? >> i just went with the legal it buys. -- advise. >> what was your inquiry for? what was the previous inquiry? >> that is a matter for the new inquiry answer. the inquiry in shape to make it manageable in the context that was happening at the time. i think that as a matter for them to answer. >> in terms of the victims, the last time you hear, specifically c
the allegations on tuesday. there will be joined by rebekah brooks who resigned last week. on sunday, she was arrested and questioned about her knowledge of phone hacking and police bribery at news of the world. live coverage and 9:30 a.m. eastern. the house rules committee met to debate deficit-reduction legislation that the republicans are calling cut, cap, and balance. president obama has issued a veto threat for the measure. it requires congress to pass a balanced budget amendment to the constitution as a condition for raising the federal debt ceiling. the full house will pick up the legislation to more appeared to technical problems, we rejoin our coverage in process. >> i think it rose red meat to the extreme right wing of the republican party. over the last several weeks, the white house and congressional leaders from both parties have been in negotiations, trying to figure out a way to get by this impasse. here we are getting close to the day, and rather than trying to figure out how to come together, this is a sharp right turn. this drives us off the cliff. this is not an attempt
the brookings institute. we will h-- >> we have more froe brookings institute. this is about one hour. >> we were very excited putting this panel together. after watching the abalone shell, i turned to glenn and asked where his was. i want to put this in context after hearing from the scientists. i think there are three economic issues the hamilton project is focused on right now. the first is we're continuing to suffer from the aftermath of the terrible financial crisis. there are 15 million americans out of work. by standard calculations, it could take up to a dozen years to work through that towards something that resembles full employment. that is a problem we have to confront. the second one is of a longer- term nature. we have been in this slump with respect to wages for most americans. one measure we have developed is not that wages have stagnated over the last 40 years, but they have declined by 28%. the third situation that confronts the country is our fiscal situation is less than ideal. the debt to gdp ratio is increasing. we're reaching levels where countries have historical invi
of pieces of that and told me he became a suspect. >> you were told rebecca brooks would be arrested? >> yes. >> how long before? >> 80 ten days? >> two days? >> i can't remember. but that is entirely proper. >> can we stick to resignations? [talking over each other] [inaudible] >> i was simply trying to ensure that the exchanges between the employment of mr. coulson, why would i want to risk anyone being accused of any compromise? i would not suggest for one moment -- why would i risk that compromise? my understanding is the advice from the senior official in number 10 and it is very sensible not to compromise people or leave a suggestion of compromise? >> it is not a question of keeping it secret from the home secretary. as commissioner of the metropolitan police, very substantial salary, you have great responsibilities and your predecessors had to tell the prime minister a lot of unpleasant things for many years. why is it this was a matter that you felt was something that you couldn't disclose? >> we were it is negative. let me remind you, wallace becoming a name in regards to packing, f
hill forum hosted by the brookings institution hamiltonln project.t. it's a half hour. >> good morning. i'm roger altman. it's my pleasure to introduceodc cass sunstein sunstein, who is e administrator of the office of information and regulatory affairs were much more widely known as oira. we appreciate him taking the time to be with us this morning his actually is a really important job. he is responsible for overseeing many of the new federal regulations which are promulgated and we honor that is a very large volume. in addition the past five months she has been overseeing a review of existing federal regulations with an eye towards looking for opportunity to improve the impact of regulations on competitiveness, on employment and growth, and you can see why we are happy to have him here today because the relationship between regulation and innovation is an obvious and very important one. oira is one of those very peculiar washington institutions. if you walk down the streets of washington, and you're walking down the street and say to someone there's cass sunstein, he runs oira peopl
."then then there is a david brooks leading republican columnist who said, if the debt ceiling -- democrats were willing to compromise but republicans were not. if responsible republicans toonl not take control independence will include that republicanudea fanaticism caused thist default. they will conclude that republicans are not fit to govern and they will be right. this is written by a leading republican -- actually i would call him a leading intellect in the republican party. so, we see here that people on on the outside are noticing what is p happening.ake you cannot take your marbles and go home.a when i the full faith and credit of the united united states is t stake. a lot of people think raising c the debt ceiling is so you can do more spending in the future.t no, no. raising the debt ceiling is to take care of the it the deaths that were incurred in the past., two wars and paid for, huge taxe cut to the millionaires and billionaires, unpaid for. aip prescription drug benefit, m unpaid for from my republican friends said know m that medicae could not negotiate for lower prescription drug price
. on the case of rebecca brooks, i don't think it is right for the prime minister to start picking and choosing who should run and who should not run media organizations. it has been reported that she offered her resignation over this. before i take your questions, let me say this. for people watching this scandal unfolded, there is something disturbing about what they see. just think about who they put their trust in. the politicians that represent them, and all of them -- a political system that people think is on their side and a press that is yet free and vigorous and holds those in power to drive them completely mad. we need a free press that is all so clean and trustworthy. that is what people want, that is not what i want. -- and that is what i want. >> we have asked him many times about your decision to appoint an be as your main communications man. you said that he resigned and paid the price. given that hundreds of people lost their jobs yesterday, given that the editor said that he warned you of what they might have had and you would have known what would have happened under his watc
to understand what i'm talking about. it's this forced political correctness that brooke snow, diversity of opinion, that's the problem here. national public radio featured an interview with a massachusetts 8th agreed teacher, deb alan, who was excited about her freedom to does homo sexual behavior. if someone wants to challenge me, give me a break, it's legal now. the npr reporter explained that the teacher now discusses gay sex with students tore rowly and explicitly with a chart in the 8th grade. i feel like i'm representing parents who have not been invited to speak who have a seriously held religious view that marriage is between one man and woman and they want to protect their young children against other views. robin in 2006 had their 7-year-old son joey come home to tell about a book the teacher read to the 1st grade class on same-sex relationships. they thought he was mistaken at first. the request the school inform them about such presentations, and they were turned down. another couple, david and tonya parker had a worse result when questioning the teaching of the same-sex iss
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